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Morrisville in Lamoille County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Noyes House Museum

1820

 

— 122 Lower Main Street —

 
Noyes House Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, August 23, 2020
1. Noyes House Museum Marker
Inscription.  This exceptional brick federal home was built for Jedediah Safford, son of Morrisville's first resident, John Safford. In 1947, the Village of Morrisville, with funding from the Alexander H. Copley Trust, bought the house for use as a community center. However the renovation funds were instead allocated to Peoples Academy to build a new gymnasium. Around the same time, an oil company expressed interest in purchasing it to build a gas station. Fortunately, the town was opposed to this and declined the offer.

In 1952, the Safford home was leased to the Morristown Historical Society for the fee of one dollar, for use as a permanent museum and headquarters of the local historical society. Today, as the Noyes House Museum, the building houses an interesting collection of furniture, textiles, military objects, clothing, photographs, pottery, folk and fine art, tools, and objects of daily life.

( photo caption )
The house exhibits all the characteristics of classic Federal high style: a 2 1/2 story, five-bay facade, a central hall entrance with a fanlighted and sidelighted door, and on the gable ends, paired interior end
Noyes House Museum and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, August 23, 2020
2. Noyes House Museum and Marker
The Museum is beyond the marker.
chimneys and decorative lunettes. A 1 1/2-story wood frame building was later added to the main brick structure. Photograph ca. 1885.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 44° 33.687′ N, 72° 36.036′ W. Marker is in Morrisville, Vermont, in Lamoille County. Marker is at the intersection of Lower Main Street (Vermont Route 100) and A Street, on the right when traveling south on Lower Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 Lower Main Street, Morrisville VT 05661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morrisville Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town of Johnson Civil War Honor Roll (approx. 6.6 miles away); Town of Johnson World War and Spanish War Honor Roll (approx. 6.6 miles away); Julian Scott (approx. 6.7 miles away); Reverend George S. Brown (approx. 6.9 miles away); Fisher Bridge (approx. 8.8 miles away); Smugglers Notch (approx. 10.3 miles away); George Washington Henderson (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Noyes House Museum. (Submitted on August 27, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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